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(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) authored House Resolution 29 - which recognizes the month of September 2015, and every September thereafter, as Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month throughout the State of California – to increase attention on a disease that takes the lives of 14-thousand women every year. Assemblymember Campos says, “It’s critical for women, physicians, and all health care providers to recognize the risk factors and symptoms of gynecologic cancers and to remember the importance of early detection in preventing and treating the disease.” Learn more in this Assembly Access video.
Sacramento, Calif. – Assembly Bill 1017, by Nora Campos, is getting closer to the Governor. The bill would remove past salary history from the hiring determination, making sure that the history of low pay, as justification for continuing to underpay women, ends.
“Women should be paid the same as men, for the same work. Having a woman’s historically lower salary as justification for paying her less perpetuates inequality and hurts the economy” said Assemblywoman Campos. “The experience and educational requirements for a job cost the same for men and women, therefore their pay should be equal as well.”
According to a report by the National Partnership for Women and Families, women in California earn 84 cents for each dollar earned by men (as of October 2014). California has one of the largest wage gaps for African American and Hispanic women, who make just 64 and 44 cents, respectively, for every $1 a white male makes. Assemblywoman Nora Campos’ AB 1017 – Gender Pay Equity would have a significant effect on the battle against pay inequality for women in California by prohibiting an employer from seeking salary history information, including compensation and benefits, from an applicant for an interview or as a condition of employment. This bill also prohibits an employer from releasing the salary history of any current or former employee to any prospective employer.
The Select Committee on the Status of Girls and Women of Color will hold its first of several public input hearings on August 20th, 2015 at 5:30pm, at the County Government Center—70 W. Hedding St., Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium, San Jose, CA 95110.
This hearing will examine what factors impact the lives of women and girls of color and their families. Specifically, what promotes success? What limits success? Concerns addressed in these hearings will help create the platform that this committee will use for future select committee hearings and future policy.
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Summer Recess for the California State Capitol starts on July 17th and will go on until August 17th. This is a great opportunity for me to go represent San Jose at a national level. In August I will be attending the National Conference of State Legislatures in Seattle where I will be sitting in on education sessions that are most beneficial for San Jose and California.
In the District I want to let you know that the Select Committee on the Status of Girls and Women of Color will hold its first public hearing on August 20th at the Isaac Newton Senter Auditorium.
This event will be a unique platform for you to voice your thoughts and concerns on a variety of issues that are important to your family and our community.
May and June were busy months in the California Legislature! I have been working hard to guarantee issues close to me and San Jose are being heard at the Capitol.
In the last month, gender pay equity, extended parental leave for teachers, increased transparency in the militarization of the law enforcement, and interagency taskforce on the Boys and Men of Color are one step closer to becoming reality.
In the district, I have been making sure seniors are aware of the scams that target them. In the coming months we will be having workshops on Covered California for businesses and individuals.
In Response to the Passage of California’s Historic Budget, Assemblywoman Nora Campos Issues the Following Statement
Sacramento, Calif. – “The 2015-16 California State budget, that was overwhelmingly passed this morning, reflects my priorities, including reducing poverty, restoring funding for schools and early childhood education, improving higher education funding, building reserves, and paying down state debt,” stated Assemblywoman Nora Campos. “California schools and students remain a top priority and this budget has more than $14 billion in new funding over last year’s budget for our schools and community colleges. The budget also includes $500 million for a one-time teacher effectiveness block grant to help improve performance in the classroom.”
Campos, Alejo, Bonta, Jones-Sawyer and Williams’ Bill Would Establish A
Nineteen Member Taskforce on the Status of Boys and Men of Color
Sacramento, Calif. – Assembly Bill 80, by Assemblymember Nora Campos (D-San Jose) and fellow Tri-Caucus members, passed the Assembly floor today by unanimous bipartisan support.
AB 80 would establish a nineteen member Interagency Taskforce on the Status of Boys and Men of Color to assist state agencies and system leaders, to structure a coordinated response to meet the challenges facing our diverse population.
In 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted and "Forest Gump" won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Gasoline was $1.15 per gallon. And the Agricultural Labor Relations Board ordered 600 farm workers at Ace Tomato Co. Inc. to be compensated--or "made whole"--for money they lost because their employer refused to negotiate with the United Farm Workers after workers overwhelmingly voted for the union in 1989.
The 1995 finding against Ace Tomato came after numerous appeals. The ALRB was supposed to determine how much workers were owed and get them their money. But after two decades, the state agency charged with enforcing the law hasn't--and Ace Tomato hasn't paid a dime.
Legislation to prevent such injustices is now moving through at the state Capitol.
One of the surprising details that came to light during the recent debate over local police agencies outfitting themselves with surplus military equipment was the remarkable level of freedom police departments enjoyed in requesting weapons, armored personnel carriers, aircraft and other items. In many places, it was done without local public debate over whether communities wanted their police to be that heavily armed. That is changing at the federal level, and is the subject of a bill working its way through the California Legislature in Sacramento.